Last Updated: January 18, 2017
 

The Official Site of the

Forney Youth Baseball Association

January 13, 2017

2017 Spring Season Sign-up Info:

Online Signup:  Online sign ups start Sunday January 15, and end Friday February 3.

All players that sign up during this sign up period will be on a team. Players that sign up after this date are not guaranteed to be on a roster, even returning players on rosters. Registration will be shut down at midnight on Friday February 3rd. If an age group is full at that time, we will not accept any late registrations for that age group.

 

To see the registration tab, click on My Account on the right side of the page. Once logged in you will see the Registration tab. 

 

Unsure which age group to sign up for? Please click this link and enter your birthday. Click here.

In-Person Signups:

Where:    Kaufman County Sub-Courthouse, 200 E. Main St. Forney TX 75126

When:     Saturday January 28th – 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday February 3rd – 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost:       4U - $75 (No umpires)                        5U & 6U $85 (1 Umpire)        7U and older $105 (2 Umpires)

Team Placement and Evaluations:

All players in age groups 4U-8U not currently on an active rosters will be placed on a team by FYBA officials if they sign up during one of the times listed above, or online between January 15 and February 3rd.

All 9/10U, 11/12U and 13/14U players not on a team and in the draft pool will need to attend evaluations on Saturday February 11th @ Mulberry Park (751 S. Bois D Arc Street):

9/10 on field 8 at 12:00 pm.                11/12U on field 10 at 12:00 pm.         13/14U on field 9 at 12:00 pm

The draft will be done at the coaches’ meeting.

Ages:

A player must be 4 on or before April 30, 2017 in order to play.  The age the player is on April 30, 2017 determines that players age group.  Players may play up in age, but not down in age.

Bats:

4U & 5U are tee ball leagues. The bat must say “tee ball” on it.  6U and older must have the attached USSSA thumbprint.  If it does not have the thumbprint on it, the bat can not be used.  BBCOR certified bats are good for the older groups. Wood bats may be used anytime by any age.

Coaches:

FYBA is always looking for coaches. If you would like to volunteer as a coach, please contact the commissioner for your respective age group.  The coaches meeting will take place Sunday February 12th, 2017. Time and location is TBD.

Equipment:

Players supply: Gloves, cleats, bats, helmets.

Teams supply at the cost split among the parents or sponsors: Uniforms, catcher equipment, practice balls and practice equipment.

Coaches: Responsible for ordering team uniforms. Please note uniforms can take 4-6 weeks to arrive. Order ASAP.

League supplies: Lights, game balls, umpires, field maintenance supplies and field crew, USSSA fees.

Format:

4U – Tee-ball (No score is kept)

5U – Tee-ball (Score is kept)

6U – Modified Coach Pitch (3 pitches from the coach, the 2 off of the tee if needed.)

7U and 8U – Coach pitch

9/10U and older – Regular baseball rules

Games:

Games will start Monday, March 20, 2017 and end Mid June.  The season will consist of 14 regular season games.  Rainout games will be made up.  Schedules will be out by March 10th.

Practices:

Practices start the week of Monday February 27, 2017.  Practices are scheduled via the head coach.  Practice times and location will be drawn by the head coach at coaches meeting.

End of Season Awards:

 

4U will receive participation trophies.  5U-14U only 1st and 2nd places will receive awards. 

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FYBA is looking for experienced scorekeepers to help us out for Spring Ball. Must be at least 14 years old and know how to keep the scorebook. Games are played weeknights on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and some Fridays AND Saturday mornings/early afternoon. If interested, please contact Tammy House via email at heyyou21@hotmail.com. Thank you!

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  Special Thanks to our 2016 FYBA League Sponsors:
 

Grand Slam & Home Run "Field Name" Sponsors:

Dicks Sporting Goods - Field #1 Sponsor
Cory McGee - REALTOR® - Field #4 Sponsor

Big Shots Photography - Field #5 Sponsor

Joe Dan McBeth State Farm Insurance - Field #6 Sponsor

APW Service, Inc. - Field #7 Sponsor

Sam's Outdoor Living - Field #8 Sponsor

City Bank - Field #9 Sponsor

Camp Langston - Field #10 Sponsor

Lake Pointe Health Network - Field #11 Sponsor

  Base Hit "Banner" Sponsors:

 Superior Custom Signs

Big Jay's Sign and Shirtworks

All American Collision

Hot House Window Screens

Billy Jack Sprinkler

 

Special Corporate Sponsor:

Wylie Musser Chevrolet

 


 



Ford Baseball Umpire Academy (FBUA) is looking for umpires for the Spring 2017 season.  Classes/training are set begin January 22, 2017 at 2 pm @ Mulberry Park concession stand. All umpires will be required to be certified.  New/returning umpires are desperately needed and asked to be present. Interested individuals need to email Steve Ford, Umpire-in-Chief, at slfpargolf@gmail.com or call 903.244.7609.



Forney Youth Baseball Association changes league affiliation to USSSA and introduces new logo.

More information available on inForney.com by clicking HERE!

 


Tennis Courts & Parking Issues at Mulberry Park

Attn: FYBA Coaches and Parents - we need your help! The tennis courts at Mulberry Park are for tennis ONLY. Please do not conduct practice, warm-up or play baseball, softball and/or soccer on the tennis courts. The City of Forney has asked for our assistance in keeping the tennis courts open and available for those individuals wishing to play tennis. Also, please do not park and/or drive your vehicle onto the fields or grassy common areas at Mulberry Park. Please park in designated parking areas ONLY. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

CREATE A TEAM WEBSITE!

A great way to communicate with your parents and players is thru a website... save yourself countless number of phone calls... now no one can say "I didn't get the message!"

Creating a website is easy thru League Lineup or Eteamz. You don't have to be a computer geek to do so... it is very user-friendly! Many teams in the league have already done so... check out these other team websites in the LINKS section. Also, the best thing is that it is FREE to do so... no cost... zilch... goose-egg... notta... you get the picture.

Once you get your website up, send us an email and let us know and we'll add your site to the LINKS section. There will be a vote at the end of the season for the Best Team Website!


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Feb 8
FYBA General Meeting/Board Meeting7:00pmSpellman Building
Wednesday, Mar 8
FYBA General Meeting/Board Meeting7:00pmSpellman Building
Wednesday, Apr 12
FYBA General Meeting/Board Meeting7:00pmSpellman Building

For a complete calendar listing, click here!